Thursday Apr 23, 2020

theatlantic.com

The Excuses People

Are Using to

Hang Up on Videochat

The New White Lies of Lockdown. Heather Jovanovic, a 25-year-old college student currently holed up with her parents…
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By Joe Pinsker
theatlantic.com

The New White Lies of Lockdown. Heather Jovanovic, a 25-year-old college student currently holed up with her parents outside of Toronto, recently walked me through her newfound suite of white lies and convenient outs. 'I have also found that being like, 'Oh, I just started watching a movie with my parents and I cannot just get up and leave'' reliably shuts down an invitation.

She also excused herself from calls because of her barking dogs and because the battery running low on whatever device she using. According to Feldman, the excuses people provide in order to skip or curtail social encounters frequently blame an outside force, such as kids or pets that need checking up on, or a work call that cannot be missed. He is the author of the air-travel blog View From the Wing, and in….

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